We joined forces with TPA supporters in Ashfield and Mansfield to hold their local councils to account. Our research showed that councillors' allowances in Ashfield and Mansfield were sky high when compared to other Nottinghamshire councils. Despite having the smallest population out of all Notts councils, over the last three years Mansfield District Council consistently ranks highest (excluding Nottingham City Council) on money spent on members' allowances. In 2018/19 allowances and expenses to councillors reached a jaw-dropping £466,000. But nearby Rushcliffe Borough paid the lowest total in allowances to councillors, at half the cost of Mansfield, totalling £233,000.